Lot 52 - Marguerite Horner - Come Down in Time
Watercolour on Card
A6 (15 x 10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on verso
Marguerite Horner is a British artist who won the 2018 British Women Artist Award. Her paintings aim to investigate, amongst other things, the notions of transience, intimacy, loss and hope.
She graduated with an MA in Fine Art from City & Guilds of London Art School in 2004 and was presented by Sir Peter Blake with the Kidd Rapinet Prize for outstanding MA degree work.
Lady Marina Vaizey CBE wrote the catalogue essay for Marguerite's first London solo exhibition in 2012 at Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery in which she said, ‘Marguerite's paintings lift the ordinary into the extraordinary and the specific into the universal… they are about the seen and the unseen, the life behind the eye as well as the world in front of it.’
Marguerite has since exhibited widely in art fairs and group shows including the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011 and the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019. In 2019 Marguerite had a two weeks residency at the Nanxi Academy in Yongjia, China.
Marguerite's work is in collections in Art museums in England and also internationally in the USA and China.
BA in Fine Art from Sheffield Art College 1976
MA in Fine Art from City & Guilds of London Art School in 2004
Marguerite has exhibited widely in Art Fairs and Group Shows, including the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition; ING Discerning Eye ; The Threadneedle Prize; The Lynn Painters Stainer prize; The National Open and was shortlisted for The Ruskin Prize (2019) and The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize (2019).
In 2011 Marguerite exhibited at the 54th Venice Biennale in ‘Afternoon Tea‘ with WW Gallery. She also exhibited at the 58th Venice Biennale.
In 2012 `Marguerite had her first London Solo Exhibition ‘The Seen and Unseen’‘ at The Pitzhanger Manor Gallery in Ealing. Marguerite has since had several solo exhibitions at the Bermondsey Project Space in London and taken part in several groups shows .
In 2004 Marguerite was awarded the Kidd Rapinet award for outstanding MA degree work .
In 2017 Marguerite was awarded the ‘NOA17 MS Amlin prize’ for showing ‘Continuity in an uncertain world’
In 2018 Marguerite won the British Women Artist Award.
Marguerite has consigned several paintings to the newly launched Sandra Higgins Art until October 2021.
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
My two watercolours: 'In the Quiet Silent Seconds' and 'Come Down in Time' are studies for a series I am doing inspired by my residency in China and also for an exhibition later in 2021 inspired by the English countryside, called 'Shades of Green' curated by Sandra Higgins.
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